I finally got around to making my own almond milk and I’m so proud of it! This is a photo of my creation and I’m so impressed with how much it looks like cows milk.
I love cows milk but I’m allergic to it and I’m a bit unsure about how healthy it really is for us humans, so I buy oat or almond milk from the health store.
But almond milk in stores is often sweetened which I don’t like, or it’s ridiculously expensive which of course I don’t like either. So today I made my own almond milk which was a little bit messy but actually really easy to make.
I highly recommend making your own almond milk. It’s a fun way to make a very healthy milk alternative. And the added benefit for me is I don’t have to add a sweetener because I prefer the taste unsweetened. But you can add a natural sweetener if you want. You can also choose to make your milk organic by using organic almonds, which of course is what I did.
How to make almond milk
I learned how to make almond milk from watching this awesome video. Take a look -
As I said, I didn’t add the dates because I didn’t think the milk needed it. I don’t eat much sugar anymore so it may be that I no longer need foods to be as sweet.
I’m also yet to invest in a nut milk bag so I just used a stocking (brand new of course). The stocking wasn’t too bad and did the job, but the hole at the opening is very small so it required a bit more dexterity than in Karen’s video. I’d also advise you to squeeze your almond milk into a large bowl, again like in the video. I squeezed mine into a smallish jar which got quite tricky. I had to really aim to get it in the jar!
Now I can use my delicious almond milk to make a chocolate smoothie with cacao, yum.